CBT THERAPY DEPRESSION HISTORY AND POLITICS

TO BOOK CALL: 07 505 124 933 CBT therapy for depression was developed by Aaron Beck (1967). Beck was classically psychoanalytically trained as most of his contemporaries in the early 20th century. However, Beck noticed that his depressed patients improved faster when he focused on the clients' negative thoughts rather than the psychosexual stages of development of the psychoanalytical model and this is how he developed the cognitive behavioural therapy model (CBT). Beck provided the efficacy o...
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CBT RESISTANT DEPRESSION

TO BOOK CALL: 07 505 124 933 Contrary to many assumptions that a resistant depression is difficult to treat when depressed clients come to see me for CBT depression therapy, I find depression to be the least complicated condition to treat and I am confident that many CBT professionals would agree with me. My preferred method of work is to utilise the Cognitive Behavioural Therapy approach that was developed by Aaron Beck in the US. The Cognitive Behavioural therapy focuses on client's negati...
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CBT DEPRESSION THERAPY

Depression is one of the most prevalent drivers of disability worldwide in 20 – 29-years-old (Mental Health Foundation Report, 2015) and CBT of depression has been found to be one of the most effective form of treatment. In the UK, depression is one of the most important causes of sickness absence and accompanied with anxiety it affects approximately 9% of people (NICE, 2011), and between 4 – 10% of people will suffer from depression in their lifetime in England (Jenkins et al, 2009). In 2013,...
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DEPRESSION SYMPTOMS

The aim of this section is to describe the symptoms that a person suffering from a depression might experience. Depression is essentially a disorder of your mood and classified in the Diagnostic Statistical Manual under 'Mood Disorders', written by the American Psychiatric Association (APA, 2000). The APA states that for a person to be diagnosed with a depression the depressive symptoms should be present for at least two weeks and it will result in a change that will be different compared to the...
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ARE SUICIDAL THOUGHTS SOLUTION TO OUR ISSUES IN THE UK?

Introduction The Office for National Statistics released on December 2, 2016, report on suicides in the UK in 2015 and it also included other factors that are relevant to suicidal thoughts. The report provided information about sex, age, area of residence and method by which the person committed a suicide. This article briefly describes the tragic information from the report as well as my views formed from clinical and personal experience about suicide and suicidal thoughts. 'I almos...
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THEY TELL YOU CHRISTMAS IS NOT THE TIME OF LONELINESS AND DEPRESSION

They tell you that Christmas is not the time of loneliness and depression.  All you can hear constantly from the radio and television are advertisements about joy, the family time, lots of presents and lots of great food. In conjunction with the media Christmas advertising as you walk through London to fetch your lunch, you are being bombarded again with upbeat Christmas songs. Boxes of presents are shoved in your face as soon as you enter your local supermarket store. You are being cons...
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WHY QUITTING ALCOHOL COULD BE THE BEST CHRISTMAS PRESENT?

Christmas is coming, it is the time of the year when we take stock of our lives and review what worked and what needs improving in the new year for our families and us and if you have been experiencing issues with alcohol abuse then quitting could be the best Christmas present for you. Long-term and ongoing alcohol consumption, lack of control, cravings and a need for increased amounts of alcohol, withdrawal symptoms following cessation during a 12-month period have been associated with substan...
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BULLYING, DEPRESSION

This article is about hazards of bullying that we know well is connected to mood disorders such as depression, anxiety disorders and posttraumatic stress disorder and suicide. My in-depth knowledge about this topic comes from my continued clinical as well previous academic experience described on this website’s ‘about’ page stating that I had written a doctorate thesis on bullying. Let’s begin with what is bullying. Bullying is essentially a high aggression directed at a target, it invo...
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DEPRESSION, BURNOUT, MISDIAGNOSIS and DEPRESSION MANAGEMENT

Since the end of the Halloween celebrations, the clock was turned one hour back, the sun sets an hour earlier and most of us are returning home in dark feeling tired and some of us complain of feeling depressed and fearing that we might be suffering from depression linked to a seasonal affective disorder. The fact that the days are getting shorter and that there is a lack of light could lead to seasonal affective disorder (SAD) which is a winter depression that starts in autumn and gets ...
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LOVE AND ONLINE INFIDELITY

This article is about love and online infidelity. ‘All you need is love’ Beatles were singing, love is exciting and can send us into psychedelic highs (Liebowitz, 1983) and love is for most of us inevitable part of our lives from the moment we are thrown into this world and into the loving arms of our mother to the moment we don’t have it, crave it and feel psychologically tortured by the absence of it and yes despite the need for love some of us are in the pursuit of online infidelity. Love i...
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